Showing Posts in "Child Welfare"

By Cathy M. Weiss | Apr 16th, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that an average of 14 youth between ages of 10 and 24 are murdered every day in our nation. The latest Annie E. Casey Kids Count reports that 34% of all children in America live in single parent households and, according to the most recent census, only 15% of these are headed by a father.

By Christopher Abreu | Apr 17th, 2012

No matter what your opinion may be regarding the topic of illegal immigration in the United States, one thing is true: children are suffering.

By Diana Millner | Apr 18th, 2012

The Trayvon Martin tragedy sparked a national outcry and tense dialogue around a host of issues: racial profiling, guns, excessive force and due process, to name a few. It also presented an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners and advocates to connect some dots – perhaps pulling our attention away from this one unfortunate incident, to look at the bigger picture. One set of dots is that the victimization of young black males, like Trayvon, is at epidemic levels in this country.  

By Christopher Abreu | Apr 19th, 2012

Last night, Shirkey Warthen was murdered in Kingsessing while attempting to peacefully settle an argument between two people. Warthen was a young man that dedicated his life as a youth mentor to help stop the violence that is plaguing our community.

I didn't know Shirkey, but I wish I had. At only 22, Warthen accomplished many things in his lifetime; things that we should all strive to emulate. 

By Christopher Abreu | Apr 24th, 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer published a heartbreaking story today about the death of Khalil Wimes.The article, titled 'How city agencies failed to save 6-year-old Khalil", provides a haunting description of the horrific abuse that Khalil suffered at the hands of  his biological parents, Floyd Wimes and Tina Cuffie.

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